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Editing Word Processor Documents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118835D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Perrone, A: AUTHOR

Abstract

A typical word processor permits only the selection of a word, a contiguous sequence of words, or a single block for the application of an action such as deletion, change of style, or copying.

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Editing Word Processor Documents

      A typical word processor permits only the selection of a word,
a contiguous sequence of words, or a single block for the application
of an action such as deletion, change of style, or copying.

      If it is desired to apply the same action to more than one
item, it is necessary to select items one by one and to repeat for
each item the action it is desired to perform.

      The method described here allows simultaneous multiple
selection of non-contiguous items and the application of the same
wanted action to all selected items.

      This is achieved using accelerator keys and pointing and
clicking with the mouse.  An action is selected using a combination
of keys on the keyboard.  The selection is implemented by moving the
mouse on the text and clicking a mouse button on each item desired
after having selected a combination of keys that enables the multiple
selection.